Prahran Market – a food lover’s Paradise

Prahran MarketFor those who have not yet heard of this gem of a market in Melbourne, Australia, let me tell you what you’ve been missing out on!

The oldest continuously running market in Australia, Prahran Market is a haven for all kinds of gourmet delights. “So, it’s a food market, yes? What’s the big deal?” I hear you ask. Well, yes, it is a food market but there’s so much more on offer, and the even better news is that some of it is free!

Here are some of the latest happenings at the market.

On Sunday 23rd May 2010, from 12pm till 3pm The Usual Suspects will be playing jazz in the market square, as part of the Stonnington Jazz Festival. This event is free for anyone who wants to go along and listen to great live music.

The market is also participating in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and will be holding free cookery demonstrations on every Thursday in June 2010. The theme of the demonstrations is “Reinvigorate your Roasts”, and you can learn, try samples, and recreate the dishes at home with their free recipe sheets.

Not everything at this wonderful market is free, of course, and there are also plenty of goodies to buy. Are you expecting a horde of guests for breakfast? Why not buy an ostrich egg and make a big omelette? (Apparently an ostrich egg is the equivalent of 24 hen’s eggs.) There’s also a huge variety of meat and veg available too, so get your strides on and head on over to the market.

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  1. MIchael says:

    I lived in Melbourne for a few years, while I completed my post-graduate degree and loved this market. Teamed up with the famous Victoria Market, it gives us foodies great options!

    I have since returned to Australia and now am seeking to return Down Under. Funny enough I cam across something that might get me there…for the right price! http://bit.ly/cney0u

    Pretty stylish little promotion too….Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, aussieBum along with Dannii Minogue.

    …and now after reading this post about food…I’m hungry!

  2. irene says:

    My friends in Melbourne took me to this market and it was fab a real foodies paradise and well worth a visit.

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